SFMTA street changes improve safety in the Tenderloin

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) : mastransitnews – excerpt

SFMTA’s recently constructed quick builds on Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street are helping to address the unsafe vehicle speeds and failures to yield that have made up most traffic incidents in the Tenderloin.

Due to high rates of people being struck by vehicles in the Tenderloin stretch of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) launched two quick build projects, with preliminary design phases in February 2020.

The Tenderloin is a densely populated and diverse community located in the heart of San Francisco. It is home to high concentrations of seniors, children, people of color, people experiencing homelessness and people with limited-English proficiency–many of whom live below the poverty line. SFMTA says these groups are most at risk of dying or being severely injured in traffic collisions…(more)

What say you who live, work, or pass through the Tenderloin? Has slowing traffic mitigated the negative social and economic problems in the area?

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